CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)23
Publish Date19 April 2016
Review Date10 January 2019
Expiry Date19 April 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will address the clinical significance and management of preeclampsia and its complications. A real-life case study will also be presented to reinforce the information presented in this activity.

Topics include:

  • What can go wrong in pregnancy?
  • Overview of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome
  • Treatment options
  • Management and mode of delivery

Target audience

Predominately designed for midwives, but may also be applicable to other health practitioners working in a setting whereby they may encounter a woman with preeclampsia.


The purpose of this Course is to familiarise health professionals with the clinical significance and management of the woman affected by preeclampsia and its complications.


Midwives may be the first to identify preeclampsia and must be alert to this potentially dangerous condition and how to prevent complications. The midwife is likely to have to undertake the emergency management of this condition and any complications.

Education that addresses the clinical significance and management of preeclampsia and its complications essential to improving health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the features of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP
  • Explain both the prophylactic and curative treatment of preeclampsia
  • Identify the particular risk factors for preeclampsia
  • List the complications of preeclampsia and differential diagnosis


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).

CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)23
Publish Date19 April 2016
Review Date10 January 2019
Expiry Date19 April 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Maternal and Child Health

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


23 Total Rating(s)

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Alvina Lund
13 Mar 2019

Well presented. Thank-you.

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Xiangyan Wang
05 Mar 2019

Helpful and expeienced educator

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Diana Wong
24 Feb 2019

I would recommend this education to other health professionals

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Zeina Le Puil
22 Feb 2019


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Sara Migotto
20 Feb 2019


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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019

Informative but presentation a bit boring.

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Michelle Page
02 Feb 2019

Informative and relevant to my work environment , will allow me to be more aware of the importance of risk factors and the early detection and prevention of eclampsia

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David Moran
30 Dec 2018

Prenatal and post natal care are vital for the care and wellbeing of the patient and the baby so that the best possible outcome happens for women who have suffered or will sufffer from Pre-Eclmapsia or Eclampsia,,,great presentation

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Gregory Turner
15 Dec 2018

A very good course on this subject. Interesting and informative. Great for revision and maintenance of currency in this area.

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Anne Morris
11 Dec 2018

Excellent overview of topic.